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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference

Evidence-based Practices in the Community-based Service Setting: Findings from the Evidence-based Treatment (EBT) Survey of Providers

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Session Number: 01 Room: Salon A

Presentation Type: symposium

Chair: Angela K. Sheehan Discussant: Gary Blau

Synopsis: In efforts to understand the gap between research and practice, it is important to understand the status of evidence-based practice knowledge, use, and the factors that influence use from the provider perspective. This symposium includes three papers that summarize findings from the Evidence-Based Treatment EBT Survey, administered to providers affiliated with CMHS-funded systems of care to explore provider knowledge of EBPs and the factors that influence provider use of EBPs in various subgroups of providers, for example Native American communities. The goal of the symposium is to provide an understanding of evidence-based practice knowledge and use among providers affiliated with CMHS-funded systems of care.

Date: Monday, March 7, 2005

Session Time: 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Understanding Training Needs of Mental Health Providers Serving Children with Severe Emotional Disturbance

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Presenting: Wendy Struchen-Shellhorn; Thomas Burrus

All Authors for this paper: Wendy Struchen-Shellhorn; Thomas Burrus; Mario Hernandez

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: Treatment approaches have shifted toward using evidence-based practices (EBPs), prompting more understanding of ongoing professional development needs. Mental health providers (N = 422) completed a survey regarding knowledge and use of EBPs. Descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation coefficients, and regression analyses were performed to explore the relationship between provider knowledge of EBPs and provider characteristics. Respondents were mostly White (89%) and averaged 42 years old. Most had at least a Master's degree (89%) and 65% correctly defined EBP. Successfully defining EBP was negatively associated with age and positively associated with education. Advantages and disadvantages of EBPs as identified by respondents were also summarized. Finally, provider perceived effectiveness of a broad range of EBPs will be discussed. Future professional development activities to increase the knowledge of EBP in the community-based setting should be tailored to provider backgrounds.

Evidence-Based Practice in the Community-based Service Setting: Factors that Influence Mental Health Provider Use

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Presenting: Angela Sheehan

All Authors for this paper: Angela Sheehan; Christine Walrath; E. Wayne Holden

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: Data from the Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT) Survey of providers affiliated with CMHS-funded systems of care were analyzed to describe the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs). Descriptive, bivariate and logistic regression analyses were used to summarize the use of a broad range of EBPs among direct service providers (n =446) and to explore significant provider characteristics associated with the use of the most identified EBPs. Provider characteristics and training and treatment implementation factors significantly differed by the type of EBP and distinguished providers of certain EBPs from those that identified other EBPs. Implications for policy makers and administrators related to workforce issues will be discussed.

Native American Community Affiliated Mental Health Providers for Children with SED: Evidence-Based Practice Perceptions, Training and Use in the Service Setting, and Factors that Influence Decisions

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Presenting: Joseph Walker

All Authors for this paper: Joseph Walker; Angela Sheehan; Christine Walrath

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: This study explores a specific subgroup of mental health providers that responded to the Evidence-based Treatment (EBT) Survey and identified the use of EBTs in the course of their work (n = 467). Descriptive analyses were conducted using data from the EBT Survey to explore the knowledge and use of EBPs by providers affiliated with CMHS-funded Native American communities (n = 59). Descriptive and bivariate analyses were conducted to compare EBP training and treatment implementation characteristics based on the type of EBP used by providers affiliated with Native American communities. Bivariate analyses and chi-square statistics were performed to distinguish providers affiliated with Native American communities from non-Native American community-affiliated providers on factors that influence the decision to use an EBP with a particular child and family.